A sad time. A new start.

We are so very grateful that, after a long illness, mom was able to pass peacefully in her home (as she desired) two years ago. Her (second) husband had taken care of her while he was alive and after his passing. His love and forethought set her up to be able to be as comfortable as possible amidst her terrible disease.

We are also grateful that, following a long time of clean-out and organization, the house sold in two days time!

As through mom’s illness, Jen and Heather have been faithful and steady workers in taking care of the house, with the care and concern that comes from a place of love out of respect to the mom who made it a home.

Today Jen and her sister will get the remaining items out of that home and tomorrow, after a last walk-through, they will hand in the keys.

The is a second mourning. A time that brings back so many memories and the loss of a (true) “home base” and foundation – for love, living, laughter, memories, family gatherings, and so much more.

This is especially the case of my wonderful sister-in-law, Heather, who was born and raised there and never lived more than 90 miles from that home-base and foundation.

Please keep Jen and her siblings, Bobby and Heather, in your prayers. They need it. They crave it.

Thanks for the love, memories, and home, Pinerock! It’s time for you to bless others now. And it’s time for us to move on, too.

Author: Scott Heitshusen

Lutheran (LC-MS) pastor in Sealy, Texas. Amazing wife, Jennifer, since 1991. Two sons, Daniel (b.1999) and Ben (b.2001). Ben has Down syndrome. Wonderful daughter-in-law, Rachel, since 2020. Jesus. Family. Others. Passionate about abolishing sex trafficking.

3 Replies to “The Closing of a Chapter – And a Home”

  1. Kris Pedersen says:

    So many fun memories there! ♥️♥️♥️ Jen, Heather, and Bobby are in my prayers.

  2. Rita says:

    I remember your sweet mom and the times our group from St. Mark would visit with her. Jen, you were an amazing daughter, so caring and gentle with your mom. Saying good to her ,I’m sure was difficult and now selling the family home is another “goodbye”. Praying the Lord will give you peace and comfort.❤️

  3. Mom says:

    Love and hugs as you grieve the past and look forward to what God has planned for your days ahead!

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